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Monday, October 05, 2009

Upcoming Trips

Below is a list of upcoming local trips for the weekend of October 10th - 11th, 2009:

Brooklyn Bird Club
Saturday, October 10th, 2009
Celebrate the BBC Centennial in Prospect Park series
Meet 8am at Grand Army Plaza's park entrance.
Leader: Tom Stephenson
Focus: fall passerines peak, sparrows, early winter species, and raptors

Linnaean Society of New York
Sunday, October 11th, 2009
Fort Tilden
Leader: Starr Saphir
Registrar: Lenore Swenson
Registration opens Monday 9/28. Ride: $15.

New York City Audubon Society
Saturday, October 10th, 2009, 3 - 5pm
Fall Migration of Van Cortlandt Park/Birds and History of Van Cortlandt
Guide: Gabriel Willow
Meet at the last stop on the 1 train, 242nd Street, park side. Explore this park and learn of its historical legacy while spotting migratory warblers, tanagers and other song birds along its scenic pathways, wetlands and ancient native forests. Limited to 20.
Cost: $20

Protectors of Pine Oak Woods
Saturday, October 10th, 2009, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Conference House Park
Come join Howie Fischer to find migrant birds in the woods and open parkland in Conference House Park. This park has been called “Staten Island’s Little Cape May”, in that it is geographically situated where birds find suitable feeding and resting habitats prior to moving over a body of water such as Raritan Bay in fall. Surprises always show up and the number of birds, including hard-to-find species, can be quite rewarding if conditions are right such as winds and cold fronts.
Meet in the parking lot at the very end of Hylan Blvd.
For more information, call Howie at 718-981-4002.

Saturday, October 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Mt. Loretto and Beyond: North Mount Loretto Woods
This is a great new purchase by New York State DEC. Explore these beautiful woodlands’ extensive American Beech, Oak, Sweet Gum forest with naturalist & photographer Sandra Mechanic.
Meet at the corner of Bartow and Richard Avenues off Hylan Blvd across from Mt. Loretto Unique Area. Bring lunch and beverages.
For more information, phone Sandra Mechanic at 718-967-1037.

Saturday, October 17, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
It’s My Park Day
For our 160th monthly Forest Restoration workshop, meet at the Administration Building at High Rock Park (follow the road into the park from the top of Nevada Avenue) to join with other volunteers taking part in It’s My Park Day. New York City parks depend heavily on volunteers to keep their many acres planted and clean. As the “Borough of Parks” we have more to take care of than the others, and are proud of it! NY Environmental Fund (and Protectors) will provide gloves and equipment.
Contact Don Recklies at 718-768-9036 or High Rock Park at 718-667-2165 for more information.

Queens County Bird Club
Sunday, October 11th, 2009, 7:30 am
Mini trip - Kissena Park
Meet: Velodrome
Leader: Eric Miller

Staten Island Museum
October 11, 2009 (9:00am - 11:00am)
Weekend Ecology Walk: Lenape and Winter Field Birds
Meet in the DEC parking lot across from CYO Center on Hylan Blvd.
Free monthly walks! Enjoy the beauty and ecology of Staten Island. Wear comfortable shoes and bring binoculars if possible.
To register and confirm meeting places call Seth Wollney at (718) 483-7105.

October 11, 2009 (12:00 pm)
Dragonfly Workshop at Great Kills Park
Meet at the Bath House parking lot for a walk out to Crooke's Point.
To learn more about the Staten Island Dragonfly Atlas visit or call Seth Wollney at (718) 483-7110.

Urban Park Rangers
Saturday, October 10, 2009

Early Morning Birding
8:00 a.m.
Learn everything you need to know about birds with the Rangers.
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Wildflower Walk
11:00 a.m.
Before the first frost of fall begin to settle over the Bronx, the asters and goldenrod…
Location: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Fall Nature Journaling Series (Part 2)
1:00 p.m.
Explore the last forest in Brooklyn as it undergoes fall foliage changes! We will be paying…
Location: Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Warbler Watch
9:00 a.m.
Join the Rangers for a front row seat as we observe the fall migration.
Location: Forest Park, Queens
Cost: Free

Canoeing the Lagoon
11:00 a.m.
Join the Rangers on this easy adventure paddle through the sparkling blue waters and…
Location: Pelham Bay Park, Bronx
Cost: Free

Creepy Crawlers Extravaganza: Spooky Spiders
1:00 p.m.
With eight eyes staring back at you and menacing fangs, spiders can be intimidating. They…
Location: Blue Heron Park Preserve, Staten Island
Cost: Free

Who, Who, Who….Did I Eat?
1:00 p.m.
Come and discover what owls eat as we dissect owl pellets.
Location: Marine Park, Brooklyn
Cost: Free

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